“The Italy Percussion Competiton, run and organized by the Santangelo family,
has created a sense of community on the part of percussionists world wide.
Antonio, Maria, Francesca and Claudio Santangelo, each one an excellent percussionist,
continue to create an atmosphere of love and respect for the art form of percussion playing.
Year in and year out they invite the Creme de la Creme of their field; musicians
who share their experience and extraordinary ability with the participants from
all over the world in the form of workshops and concerts. They sit in the jury for
the competition where participants get the most valuable and constructive feedback available.
I love to go to the Italy Competition because I feel inspired by the enthusiasm and
intensity on the part of the students participants and the high level of teaching and
sharing on the part of the artist/faculty.
At the end of the week, if you haven’t gotten a real taste of what community is all about
then you were probably spending all day at the beach!”